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- Bestelmeyer, Brandon T., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- ARS USDA Submissions 2014 v.29 pp. 665
- Dipodomys; animal communities; ecosystems; grasslands; habitat conservation; habitats; keystone species; landscape management; models; shrubs; soil structure; temporal variation; vegetation cover; Chihuahuan Desert; New Mexico
- ... Habitat restoration is typically focused on reestablishing suitable conditions at a local scale, but landscape constraints may be important for keystone species with limited dispersal. We tested for time lags and examined the relative importance of local and landscape constraints on the response of the banner-tailed kangaroo rat (Dipodomys spectabilis) to restoration of Chihuahuan Desert grassland ...
- Bestelmeyer, Brandon T., et al. Show all 2 Author
- ARS USDA Submissions 2010 v.32 no.3 pp. 3
- Natural Resources Conservation Service; USDA Forest Service; decision making; ecosystems; ownership; range management; rangelands; world wide web; United States
- ... The establishment of the Rangeland Interagency Ecological Site Manual by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Forest Service (FS), and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) heralds a new era of rangeland management in the United States (http://www.fs.fed.us/biology/soil/Signed_RIESM_2010.pdf). The manual promises to establish a land stratification system and approaches for describing e ...
- Bestelmeyer, Brandon T., et al. Show all 6 Authors
- ARS USDA Submissions 2010 v.32 no.3 pp. 23
- models; monitoring; rangelands; soil surface layers; vegetation; vegetation structure
- ... State-and-transition models (STMs) are synthetic descriptions of the dynamics of vegetation and surface soils occurring within specific ecological sites. STMs consist of a diagram and narratives that describe the dynamics and its causes. STMs are developed using a broad array of evidence including historical information, local and professional knowledge, general ecological knowledge, and monitorin ...